LifeVision Church Baltimore

Pastor Sherry & Deacon Tony Grant, Servant Leaders

July 5, 2020

2 Corinthians 10: 3-8

(The Message Version)

3 The world is unprincipled.  It's dog-eat-dog out there!  The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way--never have and never will.

4 The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.

5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.

6 Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

7 You stare and stare at the obvious, but you can't see the forest for the trees.  If you're looking for a clear example of someone on Christ's side, why do you so quickly cut me out? 

8 Believe me, I am quite sure of my standing with Christ. You may think I overstate the authority he gave me, but I'm not backing off.  Every bit of my commitment is for the purpose of building you up, after all, not tearing you down.


AMEN